Museum Studies Program Blog

Alumni kudos!

Kudos to…  MSP alumni Caroline Braden (MSP13) and David Choberka (MSP03) who recently presented at the annual Michigan Museums Association conference.  Caroline co-presented a session called “Accessibility Collaborations: Working Within and Across Communities” and David participated in a session titled “Museum Cross-Training: How to...

Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice: the Case of the Jim Crow Museum

The Jim Crow Museum is the nation’s largest publicly accessible collection of racist artifacts. Located on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, the museum houses more than 12,000 objects—primarily, but not exclusively, segregation era artifacts and everyday anti-black caricatured objects....

Oct 26 – African Art in Museums: Ethical Quandaries

Ethical Quandaries Friday, October 26, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA African Art in Museums: Ethical Quandaries “Where do you think your ancestors got these?” asks Eric Killmonger in the recent Black Panther film. Join us for a discussion facilitated by African Art Historian Ray Silverman with...